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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Putting on our coats

Oh...Fall  back...anyone else missing the sun already and SUMMER!!!??
I am, so I wanted to look at how crazy amazing it is to see the coat differences in just a few months!
Below is from July..a thin metallic coat that lightly glazes over muscles like honey poured over rocks.
This is when I think he looks the most majestic and true Thoroughbred.
I also miss giving him relief from the heat, in the form of a bath.
When I first got Laz he was sooo anxious during his baths. This summer, he loved them.
The sun brings out his blood bay coloring!
Cinnamon hues with orange flecking sparking through.
A common Bay?! Puh-lease
I love this image (captured by my talented sister) of Laz's tail thrown over my shoulder while I clean his hooves.  He has his Mamma's hair coloring :)
What's funny, is my younger sister, while visiting asked me "why are all your furried babies boys and brown or black?" lol!  
I don't know, not planned but surely LOVED.

Now back to normal non amazing photos via me and my crackberry.
Sweet water drinking Laz (goooood boy) in his still growing darker cocoa powdered rabbit furred coat that he's donning.  It's soooo warm and fuzzy but makes for static shock zone! I had to wet down a towel and lightly wet him before our grooming, but it helped!
Can you stand that cute pink tongue?!
Still dribbling water, this was almost a great shot but of course one ear had to listen behind him

And for fun...two random photos.
This one of Mason is from 4 years ago, and was one of the many photos of him that we used at our wedding as our table numbered cards.  It was a big hit.  It was also before we had Pudgie or Laz, so Mason was the only star :)
And this is from my house (sorry for dark light) of some rearranging and designing I did.
I took off the dust jackets to my favorite childhood horse books and put them out on display.
I think it looks awesome!!

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  1. I love the different colors their coats have as the seasons change - winter coats are plush and often darker - Dawn gets very dark in the winter and is bright red bay in the summer.

  2. I love that picture of Laz with one ear up and the other one back...what a goofy guy!

  3. I love how they change colours with the seasons. Indigo is turning whiter and because of this every spot of pee she lies in shows up like a sore thumb.

  4. his tail looks the same color as your hair!

    I loved the photo w/ his pink tongue hanging out because Dream does the same thing and we try to grab the tip of it on him.

    Dream's coat gets curly in winter, it's so funny.

  5. Laz looks really good. It's coming up to summer in NZ so my horse is getting her summer coat.

  6. Adorable...he is a handsome,lovely TB horse!
    (all TB's are though, Im not biased!)
    His color is so golden hued in the summer.
    My mare's is more reddish, Mahogany bay is what I liken it to.

    I don't know why, but I did not get to bath the mare as much, this summer. I do look forward to doing this at my new place, as she does NOT have to stand on sharp rocks in the hot sun for it...but a neat wash bay, overlooking the paddocks!

    I like your decorating...horse books(and sometimes gear) are always a must for the horsewoman's home!

  7. I love that first picture of Laz. He does look honey colored. Very pretty.

    I'm with you on the missing the sun and summer. Chrome is growing in his winter coat and it's coming in dark. As quickly as he's turning gray this will probably be my last year of having an almost black horse hehe. :)

  8. Those pictures are so cute. I just want to kiss that big ole bay you have. You might know that I have a paint, and I love how glamourous she can look with her two-toned coat, but secretly, the bay remains my favorite horse color. OK, maybe my second favorite. I just love the brown fur with the black legs. And a black mane? Gorgeous. Although I must say, any bay always looks really great next to my paint. Their colors complement each other and a pair of horses is always a sight for sore eyes, don't you think? And then add a dog? Wonderful! Thanks for such a fun post.

  9. The tongue photo is adorable...and the ear back listening!!! Oh, that is the cutest ever. I love the changing colors of their coats. Pie and Sovey look like they are black now. They are crazy dark and fuzzy. Mason is a handsome wedding boy.